i've also updated the sidebar with revised/fancied "popular" "stories" and "parenting" best of links. just so we can all acknowledge that hey, there's those things over there! look at you, things!
(and, a reminder that i have a grumbles and grunts facebook page, which i never promote and use sparingly but would like to see your face there. for the chatting. and the friendshipliness. and random you tube videos. who knows what we might find!)